Local Things to Do

Visitors can search this section for all the up and coming hotspots, new events, local happenings and things to do. Find out where the locals go in St. Augustine and why. The area’s family-friendly events are listed as well as local ongoing events for adults. While on a trip to the nation’s oldest city visitors can experience the town from a resident’s point of view and enjoy the variety of things to do in the downtown district, at the beaches, on Anastasia Island and beyond. Local farmers markets, guided tours, special events, outdoor activities and more await visitors in this small coastal town.

E.g., July 16, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing

First Saturday of the month Feb. 3 – Nov. 3, 2018
Free Event

These monthly Drum Runners equestrian competitions are free for spectators.

Cannon Firings and Boat Tours

Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Hourly 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(904) 823-4500
Free Event

Watch the cannons fire and learn about the Fort's history on a free boat tour at Fort Matanzas.

Limelight Theatre: Heathers The Musical

July 19 – August 19, 2018 | Thursdays thru Sundays

This darkly comic musical based on the 1988 cult film will make you laugh until you're horrified!

Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free Event

This weekly farmers market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, and a variety of arts and crafts.

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

Guided Exploration Hike at GTM Research Reserve

First Saturday of the month, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Free Event

Visitors are welcome to participate in this scenic walk through the Guana Peninsula in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Fort Mose Militia Muster & Training

The first Saturday of the month | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
(904) 823-2232
Free Event

Experience authentic 18th century weapons demonstrations with the Fort Mose Militia.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

VIP Chocolate Tasting Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Explore the decadent delights of the nation's oldest city on this indulgent tour of St. Augustine's finest chocolate creations.

Gilded Age Historic Walking Tour

First Saturday of the month in 2018
(904) 825-0087

Enjoy the spectacle of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine, when Henry Flagler and the nation's wealthiest families called the destination "America's Riviera."

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Exhibit runs July 21 through August 26, 2018
Free Event

The 9th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrates the natural world through original artwork.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Sundays throughout the year.

Limelight Theatre: Heathers The Musical

July 19 – August 19, 2018 | Thursdays thru Sundays

This darkly comic musical based on the 1988 cult film will make you laugh until you're horrified!

St. Augustine Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Event

Huge flea market offering a variety of vendors including a hydroponic U-pick farm offering fresh produce.

Salt Air Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(904) 315-0952
Free Event

Visitors can shop for local eats and treats at this farmers market at Marineland.

Cannon Firing

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Be a part of history at the Castillo de San Marcos every weekend!

Steel Pulse

Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.

Roots reggae music pioneers Steel Pulse will perform live on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Monday, August 6, 2018

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Mondays throughout the year.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Exhibit runs July 21 through August 26, 2018
Free Event

The 9th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrates the natural world through original artwork.

Fishing Clinic 101

Tuesday mornings from August 7 through September 4, 2018
(904) 209-0320
Shands Pier Road
Free Event

The St. Johns County Parks Department hosts free Fishing Clinics 101 on consecutive Tuesdays from August 7 to September 4, 2018.

Upstairs Downstairs Tours 2018

From 7 to 9 p.m. on June 9, July 5, and August 7, 2018
(904) 824-2874

Get a glimpse into what life was like for guests and staff at the grand Alcazar Hotel during the Gilded Age in St. Augustine.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit

Exhibit runs July 21 through August 26, 2018
Free Event

The 9th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association celebrates the natural world through original artwork.

These St. Augustine restaurants and bars offer live music on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Farmers Market at the Pier

Every Wednesday
(904) 347-8007
Free Event

Find fresh, local foods, hand-crafted items, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront farmers market.

Music by the Sea 2018

Wednesdays from May 16 to Sept. 12, 2018 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Free Event

Relax by the sea this summer and listen to great local bands while enjoying fresh food from local restaurants at this annual summer event.